‘Transparent’ Creator Jill Soloway Developing Female Buddy Comedy for MTV

Jill Soloway, creator and showrunner of the much-praised Amazon comedy “Transparent,” is shepherding a female buddy comedy at MTV with scribes Lyle Friedman and Ashley Skidmore.

The untitled project from Brillstein Entertainment Partners revolves around two women who were hit by lightning after meeting at camp 10 years earlier and bonding over their enthusiasm for feminism. Soloway and Brillstein’s Robin Schwartz are exec producing, with Friedman and Skidmore as co-exec producers.

“Lyle and Ashley have a magical ability to tap into the female psyche, and through their own special brand of truth and humor they absolve us of our most humiliating moments,” Soloway said, adding that she is “excited to godmother this show and bring Lyle and Ashley’s fresh take on lady power to MTV.”

Soloway is a much in-demand showrunner coming off the acclaim and Golden Globe wins for “Transparent,” the comedy starring Jeffrey Tambor as a family man who comes out to his family as transgender.

When she and Brillstein Entertainment introduced us to Lyle and Ashley and shared with us this fresh and funny take on a female comedy — we knew we had to be in business with this dream team,” said Mina Lefervre, MTV’s senior VP and head of scripted series.

The untitled project is in the early stages of development.

Friedman and Skidmore, who are repped by Paradigm and Brillstein Entertainment Partners, at present are staff writers on Darren Star’s TV Land comedy “Younger.” They’re also known for starring and producing the series of digital shorts dubbed “#Hotmessmoves.”



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